After leaving Brisbane Roar, Dapto's Matt Jurman is happy to shout about Sydney FC's chances of A-League redemption this year.
As far as he and the rest of the Sky Blues are concerned, becoming No 1 in Sydney and the competition again is the only acceptable result.
Wollongong's finest Australian-based football stars will lace the boots in earnest for the first time this season as the A-League gets under way tonight.
An abundance of local products are set to feature in the blockbuster opening round of the national competition, with Jurman and Warilla Junior Pedj Bojic taking on Bulli's Ruben Zadkovich and the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium.
Local striker Corey Gameiro will miss the game after suffering a freak injury, but his teammate Jurman is among the playing contingent and is determined to help the Sky Blues bounce back from a disappointing 2012-13 performance.
Sydney failed to qualify for the finals last campaign and are setting their sights on a form reversal under coach Frank Farina.
"As a team and as a club, we want to win it. And anything less, for a club like Sydney, is sort of disappointing," new recruit Jurman said.
"We have got a good squad and everyone is really positive, so hopefully we can have a good crack season."
"I think every club has expectations at the start of the season on how they want to go, and obviously they want to do good. But Sydney is a big club and they have got big expectations"
"Obviously with how well Western Sydney went last year, Sydney FC needs to have a good season this season as well."
Jurman's Sky Blues won't have to wait long to test their title credentials against their new and biggest rivals, the Wanderers - the pair are set to meet in round three.
Western Sydney added former FC and Illawarra junior Brendon Santalab to their roster in the off-season, to add more spice to an already thriving rivalry.
In addition, the match will be Santalab, Bojic and Jurman's first taste of one of the league's biggest fixtures, helping to give the Sydney derby a smattering of the Illawarra.
"I can't wait, it is going to be pretty exciting to play in," Jurman said.
"A lot of the boys have told me how good the atmosphere is and you really can't hear yourself think.
"So I think it is going to be interesting."
Before Sydney gets the chance to re-establish dominance in the state's capital, the Sky Blues will be aiming to begin their campaign on a winning note against the Jets tonight.
The Jets, who are captained by Bulli junior Zadkovich, got the better of Sydney 1-0 in the pre-season match at WIN Stadium, in a result Jurman is hoping his side can learn from.
"The game against Newcastle in Wollongong was a good game for us to be able to play them," Jurman said.